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A Heart that Follows Wisdom (...and winner announced for "Boy Mom" Give-a-way!)
What a fun day! We get to give-a-way a gift just for wives and announce the winner of Motherhood Monday's "boy mom" give-a-way!
Lots to do. So, let's get started!
Yesterday, I can across a post by Mark Merrill, the president of Family First. It was a smart, Biblical response to the commonly used phrase "follow your heart". He suggested that what most folks mean when they use that phrase is that they intend to follow their feelings. I can personally attest to the fact that feelings are not often the smartest guides to follow. In my experience, they can be fickle and even deceptive. I appreciated Mr. Merrill's godly advice that instead of following such an untrustworthy leader, we should choose instead of lead our hearts with actions based on Biblical wisdom. This means we should decide what to do based on what we know is right even when we don't feel like it. Our feelings and hearts will most likely catch up in due time.
For five weeks now, we've been encouraging each other in many different areas of marriage; from sexual intimacy to committed prayer for our spouses. At times your feelings may have recoiled at some of the suggestions made as you've considered them for you and your spouse. Your responses have been heartbreaking and other times they've been comical as we've shared our personal experiences and encouraged each other to do what is best for our relationships.
During the week that we took the physical intimacy challenge, which involved surprising our husband with an evening he would never forget, I got a hilarious tweet from one sister who decided to join us for that 7 day adventure. While I cannot remember her exact words, I clearly recall laughing out loud while reading her comments . . . which went something like this:
"Still working on my plan but I shaved my legs this morning. . . . and that's a start!"
Yes! It is a start and sometimes . . . YOU HAVE TO JUST START! You have to make a decision to move in the direction you need to go even if you don't feel like it! So, in honor of this sister's decision to get moving in the direction that wisdom pointed her, I wanted to give away a little gift today - a gift to remind you that no action is too small, if it is pointed in the direction of obedience to God.
If there is something that you need to do for your marriage today. DO IT, even if you don't feel like. Choose to ACT wisely. . and then allow your feelings to catch up later.
I cant' wait to give this fun little shaving kit and bundle of "smell goods" away:
Entering to win is easy! Leave a comment telling me 1 step you plan to take to enhance your marriage this week even if you're going to have to go against your feelings to do it. It doesn't matter what aspect of your marriage it has to do with, just share with me the way you honestly feel but what you are making a decision to do despite your feelings.
Can't wait to hear from you . . . and "BRAVO TO YOU" for making your heart follow wisdom!
PS. . . Congratulations to "A. Zee"! You are the winner of Monday's "Boy Mom" Give-a-way! I'm so thrilled to send you this gift. Please email us at email@example.com to claim your prize! Praying for you and your FIVE BOYS! (You are Super Woman!)